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Florida Appellate Panel Affirms New Trial For Tobacco Companies ($$)

affirmed a trial court’s decision to grant a new trial to two tobacco companies in an Engle progeny suit because the plaintiff’s lawyer made prejudicial statements to the jury in closing arguments (David Cohen v. Philip Morris USA Inc., et al., No. 4D13-2
Lexis Nexis
added Sep 11, 2016 13:49
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[Florida] R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Appellant, v. DIANNE WEBB, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES CAYCE HORNER: Opinion filed March 21, 2016.

the trial court erred in ruling that Appellee was entitled to attorney’s fees under the Agreement. Accordingly, the Final Judgment for Resolution Funds is REVERSED. WINOKUR, J., CONCURS; SWANSON, J., DISSENTS WITH OPINION. SWANSON, J., dissentin
Amazon CloudFront
added Mar 22, 2016 21:04
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[Florida] Shook Hardy Managing Partner Shines in Philip Morris Cases

Between Sept. 1, 2014, and Aug. 31 of this year, tobacco giant Philip Morris was the defendant in 24 Engle trials resulting from lawsuits by individuals that grew out of a decertified class action. A partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon has been lead counsel
floridabiz.com (Daily Business Review)
added Dec 4, 2015 22:31
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[Florida] R.J. Reynolds Prevails in Musician's $1.9M Suit Claiming Smoking Caused COPD

Jurors Tuesday found a South Florida musician did not suffer from the respiratory disease she claimed was caused by decades of smoking, giving R.J. Reynolds the win in her $1.9 million suit against the tobacco giant. Green v. R.J. Reynolds, 2007-CA-046326
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 26, 2015 18:27
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[Florida] SHIRLEY SPOONER VS. LIEFF, CABRASER, HEIMANN & BERNSTEIN: COMPLAINT AND DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL (PDF)

t not limited to, the following: wrongfully stipulating that Plaintiff's case should be dismissed; failing to properly review the Stipulation prior to its filing; failing to correct the record to re;flect that the Stipulation enoneously listed Plaintiff
Amazon CloudFront
added Nov 9, 2015 17:36
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[Florida] BREAKING: Tobacco Cos. Hit With $6M Verdict In Cancer Death Suit ($$)

finding that R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. hid the dangers of smoking and should pay punitive damages. The jury's decision in St. Petersburg, Florida, found Philip Morris 37 percent responsible for Douglas Duignan's lung cancer and
Law360
added Sep 11, 2015 00:17
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AUDIO: CLERMONT TOBACCO FARMER KEEPING PIECE OF FLORIDA HISTORY ALIVE

Once the leaves are cured they’re shipped to factories in Nicaragua or the Dominican Republic where the cigars are made, then reimported and sold. What Borysiewicz gets back will be blended with tobacco from other regions to come up with different flavor
WMFE 90.7 FM (Orlando, FL)
added Aug 5, 2015 14:22
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[Florida] Philip Morris Slams Engle Plaintiff's Bid To Revive $20M Award ($$)

The tobacco company argued that plaintiff Judith Berger was wrongly arguing that U.S. District Judge James Carr didn't properly consider her testimony about why she chose to switch to smoking "light" and "low-tar" cigarettes. Philip Morris argues that th
Law360
added Jul 9, 2015 10:56
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[Florida] Tobacco Makers Cleared in $14 Million Wrongful Death Suit

Jurors found that, although Phyllis Frazier was addicted to nicotine, her addiction was not the legal cause of her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the string of health problems that turned fatal....suit brought by Tina Russo, Frazier’s daughter
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Apr 24, 2015 13:18
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[Florida] Ex-Smoker Urges Jurors To Add Punitives To $21.5M Verdict ($$)

"They have to understand that when you lie ... to people knowing that it's false and misleading and people get hurt, companies will be held accountable this way," plaintiff attorney Alex Alvarez of the Alvarez Law Firm told jurors during the first day in
Law360
added Apr 21, 2015 19:11
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